Photos - Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany

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Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy is the famous piazza of the Palio horse race, a pillar of the culture of Siena One our visits to a local farm includes learning how to make the Tuscan special pizza called schiacciata Our vacations mean more to us than Tuscan food and wines. Creating deep bonds and friendships is our true motivation Aside from its famous view, Pienza is home to the delicious Tuscan pecorino cheese Our cooking classes do an excellent job showcasing local specialties and these biscotti are no exception The location and architecture of Pienza make it one of the most picturesque towns of Tuscany Our Chianti vacation features a wine tasting in a small family run winery to create a more intimate experience Our guests experience a whole new world of wine tasting on our winery tours in the Chianti region of Tuscany A small sample dish highlighting the wonderful cured meats we sample throughout our Tuscan adventures in Chianti All of our Chianti cooking classes include recipe books so favorite recipes can be replicated at home Our food tour of Florence is a great opportunity to get a feel of the local culture and experience the central market The views of Tuscany are unparalleled, we make sure to take advantage of every opportunity to appreciate them Going off the beaten path in the Tuscan hills to learn about the goats that help make beautiful cashmere products Romance is truly in the air throughout our adventures and experiences across the Chianti region of Tuscany This is a peek of dish that can only be found in the Chianti region Tuscany, a truly local specialty Florentine steak is a must-have culinary experience in the Tuscan region. We enjoy ours deep in the hills of Chianti Enjoying a wonderful evening of singing and dancing at a Tuscan-style barbeque Two of our guests helping out with the antipasto before our incredible meal at a family-run winery near Greve in Chianti A great opportunity to take in and appreciate the beautiful city of Florence, the capital of the Tuscan region of Italy We make the trip to Cortona, the setting of Under the Tuscan Sun for a private, hands-on cooking class We only choose restaurants popular among the locals for our vacations, and Chianti is no exception. The Duomo in Florence is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. We visit Florence during our Chianti Vacations Our immersive Chianti vacation offers many chances to interact and learn from locals of the area Having fun learning authentic Tuscan recipes from Chef Lorenzo in our private cooking class in Radda in Chianti Tours and tastings at various winers in Chianti create a true appreciation for these wonderful Tuscan wines We always select traditional Tuscan dishes to prepare during our cooking classes in Chianti. Take your glass of Brunello and enjoy the view of a vineyard in Montalcino. Truly a wonderful way to enjoy Tuscany Our Tuscan vacation is so much more than food and wine, it's about making lasting friendships and memories Piazza del Campo in Siena comes to life under the night sky Learning how to make dishes unique to the region we vacation in is a major part of the cultural experience we offer The Palio horse-race in Siena is more than just a race. It is the life-blood of every citizen and a wonder to behold. Guest giving love to Chianti cashmere goat deep in the hills of Tuscany at a local artisan's goat farm Our final day in Chianti is spent with local Chianina cow farmers and Chianti wine makers in the Tuscan hills We take every opportunity we can to have fun as we galavant through the Tuscan hills Our small group class is getting ready to make a myriad of delicious local Tuscan dishes Enjoying a small-group hands-on cooking class and wonderful meal with friends overlooking the Tuscan landscape Our Chianti vacation features a full day in Florence with a walking food tour, tasting the best food Florence offers During our Tuscany vacation, we tour what is considered by many, the most beautiful wine cellars in Europe Our Chianti vacation stops at the DeRicci family winery, widely regarded as the most beautiful cellar in the world Having a cooking class in Cortona, the setting for "Under the Tuscan Sun" This is a behind the scenes look into the Tuscan lifestyle. It's an excellent cultural experience. Our wine tastings are a fun, informal experience full of great information and exploration of Chianti wines